Sighting for October 17, 2015

John Lampkin

Shell mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

Periodic Survey with Jane Lampkin
3-5pm 86 and sunny
The eggs laid by the Dorantes Longwing Skipper on Desmodium on 10/12 have hatched and the caterpillars are 1/4” long and have constructed cut leaf shelters as shown below. The leaf is cut, leaving a hinge which is then folded over and stuck together with secretions.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 22
  • White Peacock 30
  • Queen 18
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail caterpillar

Dorantes Longtail egg